Documentary legend Frederick Wiseman is to revisit his first documentary, 1967’s Titicut Follies.
Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s feature, which upset Iranian censors, is in competition at the Venice Film Festival.
Cannes award-winning drama, starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, to receive UK premiere.
Company also handling Ognjen Svilicic’s These Are The Rules, which world premieres in Venice’s Orizzonti.
Nearly 30 sales companies receive financial backing to market their films in Toronto.
Never Die Young submitted by Luxembourg for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
First image released of Rhys Ifans in the new film adaptation of the iconic work by poet Dylan Thomas.
Drama starring Reese Witherspoon, from Dallas Buyer’s Club director Jean-Marc Vallée, gets awards slot.
Few films in Venice this year have arrived trailing as much controversy in their their wake as Palestinian-Israeli filmmaker Suha Arraf’s new feature Villa Touma, which screens in Venice Critics Week.
Industry charity known for its Royal Film Performance to host TV premiere.
Ambition to produce 25 Danish features per year with a $14m cash injection.
New strand will focus on features set for release across the Netherlands after IFFR; titles in Bright Future, Spectrum sections to be reduced by 20%.
Main programme includes Birdman, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game and Rosewater.
Sundance Selects has bucked the trend at a festival not known for its deals, taking US and Latin American rights to Ethan Hawke’s documentary Seymour: An Introduction.
Entries for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the Academy Awards 2015.
Fantastic Fest top brass have announced their work-in-progress selections and film previews for the second edition of the international genre co-production market, Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico.
The Screen Awards has now unveiled the shortlist for this year’s Rising Star award.
Shinya Tsukamoto’s film plays in Venice Competition and Toronto Wavelengths.
The distributor has acquired US rights to Sean Mullin’s romance starring Martin Starr, Paul Wesley and newcomer Dina Shihabi. Separately, The Film Arcade and Paramount Home Media Distribution have taken Love, Rosie and Level 33 has acquired Copenhagen.
Kino Lorber has acquired all US rights to Bruno Dumont’s Li’l Quinquin ahead of the North American premiere in Toronto on September 10.
A romantic volcano? Who would have thunk it? Why those sharp minds at Pixar, of course.
COMMENT: A year after Gravity wowed Venice, Birdman could be in flight for a similar path to awards glory - especially for Michael Keaton.
Universal Pictures International has released the first trailer from Working Title, PeaPie Films and 02 Filmes’ adventure directed by Stephen Daldry.
COMMENT: The nature of film premieres in the internet age means Telluride can’t exist in a vacuum.
Ramin Bahrani, Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon talk about their detailed research for housing-crisis thriller 99 Homes, which receives its world premiere in Venice tonight (Aug 29)
Francesco Munzi talks about the extensive research behind his Venice competition tilte Black Souls, about the Calabrian mafia.
Boston-based 84-year-old Frederick Wiseman, who will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival tonight (Aug 29) is one of the greatest living documentary makers – and one of the most unobtrusive.
Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera discusses the strong French and Italian presence in this year’s line-up, how festivals should be places of research and discovery and the ones that got away.
As Venice, Telluride and Toronto introduce a slew of prestige titles, Jeremy Kay examines the season’s possible awards contenders
The Competition line-up for this year’s Venice Film Festival marks the return of mavericks such as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Fatih Akin, with a wealth of talent represented in the Orizzonti, Critics’ Week and Venice Days sections
Festival Scope founders Mathilde Henrot and Alessandro Raja tell Wendy Mitchell about the third edition of Venice VoD platform Sala Web
Samm Haillay and Ben Young tell Wendy Mitchell about Third Films’ unusual approach to characters and production, and the outfit’s two films in Venice
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Lucy ruled the roost last weekend with a $29m haul that elevated the international running total past $100m and to more than $65.2m from Universal territories.
Glasgow-based David Mackenzie’s gritty prison-set drama Starred Up starring UK hot-shot Jack O’Connell and Australia’s Ben Mendelsohn caused a stir as soon as it premiered in Toronto 2013 – but it’s much more than simply a story of violence and incarceration.
Following her noted 2010 debut Amreeka, Cherien Dabis swaps small-town USA for Jordan as a New Yorker returns to her native home in the run-up to her wedding.
The horror icon talks to Ian Sandwell about his latest film The Last Showing, which premiered at Film4 FrightFest, and the current state of the genre.